ARCHAEOACOUSTICS III The Archaeology of Sound

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Call for Papers
October 4, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Research and Methodology, Music and Music History, Indigenous Studies, Ancient History

ARCHAEOACOUSTICS III - Third International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on The Archaeology of Sound

Our focus is the ancient use of sound in sacred and contemplative spaces, and a timeless continuity of human behavior that includes vocalization and acute aural sensitivity.

ARCHAEOACOUSTICS I in 2014 was a pioneering event that opened a door for study.  The second conference introduced more ways of interpreting the “soundtrack of the past”.  Now we move forward armed with the beginnings of a methodology informed by diverse expertise.  ​Our goal for ARCHAEOACOUSTICS III is to carry onward the insightful advantage of this multidisciplinary approach.

> Let’s continue to explore the world’s ancient shrines and sacred spaces to try to identify any patterns.
> Let’s examine all aspects of ancient traditions of the use of sound and stone to evoke an altered state of consciousness.
> Let’s see how all this directly relates to the design of contemplative architecture and other potential applications for today.

The conference program will include selected peer-reviewed individual papers and poster sessions as well as an anticipated satellite program of events.  (Details to be advised.)  Sessions will bring together scholars and practitioners representing different cultural perspectives.  Presentations and subsequent publication will be in English.  (Registration details are posted to website.)


ARCHAEOACOUSTICS III welcomes contributions from researchers, scholars and technologists working across diverse disciplines, sites and practices.  250-300 word abstracts of papers, presentations and posters should be submitted in English, in either Text, Word or PDF formats. The DEADLINE for abstract submissions is January 31, 2017. A second Call may be made after that time if all presentation slots have not yet been filled.  Submitters will be informed by mid June 2017.  

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Linda Eneix

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